[klɔːz] or [klɔz]
- His walk was soft; his voice was melancholy; his long lanky fingers were hooked like claws. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The building was of grey, lichen-blotched stone, with a high central portion and two curving wings, like the claws of a crab, thrown out on each side. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- The cat leaped down and ripped at a bundle of rags with her tigerish claws, with a sound that it set my teeth on edge to hear. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Bois-Guilbert's new shield bore a raven in full flight, holding in its claws a skull, and bearing the motto, Gare le Corbeau. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- It had three claws at the forward corner of its wing. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- These were the natural defenses of his body, but what were they against the teeth, the claws and the tremendous muscles of his enemy? Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Stronger, stronger again, for now the enemy has learned to use belt-claws and he can shoot as far as we. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Then as to the claws upon your feet before and behind, they are so short and tender, that one of our _Yahoos_ would drive a dozen of yours before him. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- Before him lay the deep waters of the little lake, behind him certain death; a cruel death beneath tearing claws and rending fangs. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- I breasted the surges, and flung them from me, as I would the opposing front and sharpened claws of a lion about to enfang my bosom. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- Cultivate a superiority to reason, and see how you pare the claws of all the sensible people when they try to scratch you for your own good! Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Her hand fluttered from its chair-arm and lit on his with a clutch of little pale nails like bird-claws. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- His face looked as though it were modelled from the waste material you find under the claws of a very old lion. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Cautioned me against him before I got into his claws. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- They climbed high trees as nimbly as a squirrel, for they had strong extended claws before and behind, terminating in sharp points, and hooked. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- So they fastened belt-claws to their stout girdles and tugged the bow strings into place with their back and leg muscles. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Such lawing also shall be done by the assize commonly used, and which is, that three claws shall be cut off without the ball of the right foot. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- One, aquatic, a yard long, fifteen pounds in weight, with limbs and strong claws admirably adapted for crawling over the rugged and fissured masses of l ava, feeds on seaweed. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- When this is completed, the crab commences hammering with its heavy claws on one of the eye-holes till an opening is made. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.